Controlling Ableton with your iPhone

How to control Ableton Live with your iPhone

akaRemote screenshots

  1. Jailbreak your iPhone with ZiPhone (download for Windows and Mac)
  2. Download Masayuki Akamatsu’s akaRemote (download .zip here) and upload it to your applications folder with Fugu (Alternatively, use the Installer app that comes with ZiPhone, and find akaRemote under the “Network” category)
  3. Install i3L Midi Bridge software for Mac OS X (download .dmg here) This will allow you to intercept the controller data being sent from the iPhone
  4. Open akaRemote on your iPhone, and go to the configuration page. Double tap the series of numbers after “Host Address”. Change this to the ip address of the computer that will receive the MIDI data. On most home wireless networks, it will be something like 192.168.0.X, or 192.168.2.X on other routers. I don’t know if this will work without a wireless network router.

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~ by steelberryclones on May 16, 2008.

4 Responses to “Controlling Ableton with your iPhone”

  1. Can anyone help me out with this. I followed the tutorial on youtube and it wont work. my problem is when i click on akaremote on my iphone 2.0.2, it opens to the blue water screen then exits out back to the springboard screen. Is something not set up right?

  2. I have the exact same problem. Opens to the blue screen, then exists/closes. I copied via Fugu to the Apps Folder. And it runs Cydia. Any suggestions/ideas?

  3. Do you use Firmware 3.0?
    maybe is problem of it.
    I use 3.0, and never used any earlier version…

  4. …and I forgot to say I have the same problem as both of you…

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